Expanding the Coaching Toolkit: Borrowing from Counseling (May 20, 2015)

  • 20 May 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Keiser University 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905

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Expanding the Coaching Toolkit: Borrowing from Counseling

May 20, 2015



To meet the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs and expectations of coaching clients, business, career, and life coaches constantly must be honing and developing coaching tools.  Cheryl Lynn Dratler, LMHC,MCC will be sharing and demonstrating counseling ideas and practices for the coaching environment.

Although coaching originated with pioneering and disconnected, self-taught individuals providing  an array of services under a “coaching” umbrella, it is maturing into a distinct, bona fide profession. The $2 billion industry is projected to grow in size and sophistication.  For coaches to be successful and competitive, they will need to continually expand their knowledge and skill sets.  In this session, participants will take a “short-cut” to new or improved skills, knowledge, and specific techniques by borrowing and/or adapting established practices from psychotherapy and positive psychology.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand pertinent similarities and differences between counseling and coaching
  • Identify client resistance and methods for moving the client into action
  • Have at least eight new questions or techniques for exploration and increasing commitment
  • Describe two faulty thought processes that can keep clients stuck (and common solutions)
  • Name three tools from the field of positive psychology that could be useful in coaching
ATD Competencies: Coaching, Managing Change, Managing Performance

Facilitator: Cheryl Lynn Dratler,  LMHC, MCC, CRC

Cheryl DratlerBio: Cheryl Lynn has worked in functional and empowering companies and in cultures that disempower.  She understands personally and professionally the complexities and imperfections of our work environments are and the impact they have on people’s lives.  In keynotes, teleseminars, retreats, workshops, and career-personal coaching and counseling, Cheryl Lynn  helps tackle the career-personal issues that trouble everyday people in everyday jobs. Career choice, career change, job loss, relationships, depression, anxiety, addiction…life and career always meet in the middle.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and nationally certified Master Career Counselor and [Vocational] Rehabilitation Counselor, Cheryl Lynn is well suited to her mission of helping people thrive in work-life sphere.  She received a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling  from University of South Florida.  

Cheryl Lynn has a diverse background in special and post-secondary education,  vocational assessment, mental health and career counseling, human resources consulting, leadership development, management and employee training, executive coaching, corporate career transition and career and life satisfaction coaching.  

Across nonprofit, consulting, education and private practice settings, Cheryl Lynn has consistently and passionately done one thing – moved people. “I’m a people mover; I move people from a current state to a more desirable place. Change and growth is the name of the game.”

In private moments, her earthy side loves being in her herb garden, and her lofty side revels in flying a twin-engine airplane. Meditation keeps her balanced.  Always a writer, Cheryl Lynn is currently working on two books that bring applications from positive psychology into the complex workplace: one, a delightful workplace allegory and a second, more traditional text. 
Contact: Cheryl Lynn Dratler, cldratler@gmail.com; 239-671-6363


If you have any questions about this learning event or how to register please contact Kelly Robichaud, VP of Events, ATD Southwest Florida Chapter at 239-274-2834 or  Kelly.L.Robichaud@ehi.com.

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